Porky Hefer

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06.09.2017 - 28.10.2017
Johannesburg
The human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture – beautifully crafted and functional, but alive somehow, and evocative of childhood and wildness.

Porky Hefer’s works have become a well-loved fixture on the global design-fair circuit, selling to museums and collectors around the world. Now these playful and immersive nesting environments return from the world stage to join new works for Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the designer’s first solo show in Johannesburg.

The human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture – beautifully crafted and functional, but alive somehow, and evocative of childhood and wildness. Recurring themes are the loss of instinct, humanity’s preoccupation with received wisdom and the lessons implicit in the natural world. By engaging with these works – climbing into Shell or perching on Leopard Branch, for example – audiences are returned to a child-like state, awake to instinct and immediate perception.

Porky Hefer
Appropriated Objects – Chair

Kooboo cane, steel
90 x 85 x 100cm
Edition of 8

Porky Hefer
Appropriated Objects – Chair

Kooboo cane, steel
90 x 85 x 100cm
Edition of 8

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Behd

Leather, kooboo cane, steel
280 x 140 x 340 cm
Unique

Porky Hefer
Behd

Leather, kooboo cane, steel
280 x 140 x 340 cm
Unique

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Black Hole

Burst truck tyres
150 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2

Porky Hefer
Black Hole

Burst truck tyres
150 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2

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Crocodylus Eugenie

Leather, sheepskin, steel
285 x 120 x 126cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Crocodylus Eugenie

Leather, sheepskin, steel
285 x 120 x 126cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Fiona Blackfish

Leather, sheepskin, steel
203 x 194 x 139 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Fiona Blackfish

Leather, sheepskin, steel
203 x 194 x 139 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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James Brown

Leather, sheepskin, steel
300 x 118 x 130 cm
Unique

Porky Hefer
James Brown

Leather, sheepskin, steel
300 x 118 x 130 cm
Unique

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Joyce

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
160 x 160 x 180 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Joyce

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
160 x 160 x 180 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Leopard Branch

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
180 x 110 x 130 cm
Unique

Porky Hefer
Leopard Branch

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
180 x 110 x 130 cm
Unique

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M. Heloise

Leather, sheepskin, steel
242 x 224 x 124 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
M. Heloise

Leather, sheepskin, steel
242 x 224 x 124 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Mud Dauber Sleeping Pod I

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
225 x 90 x 140 cm
Edition of 2

Porky Hefer
Mud Dauber Sleeping Pod I

Kooboo cane, leather, steel
225 x 90 x 140 cm
Edition of 2

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Pelicanus Iris

Leather, sheepskin, steel
220 x 130 x 210 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Pelicanus Iris

Leather, sheepskin, steel
220 x 130 x 210 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Shell

Speckled Nguni cow hide, leather, sheepskin, steel
230 x 130 x 122 cm
Unique

Porky Hefer
Shell

Speckled Nguni cow hide, leather, sheepskin, steel
230 x 130 x 122 cm
Unique

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